Actor Neena Gupta, who returns to the small screen over a year after her show Ladies Special ended on Sony, asked her daughter Masaba to work on her look for her show, Dil Se Diya Vachan.
“My daughter has won prizes at three fashion weeks in India for her designs. She lovingly designs saris and I’ve worn a couple of them for public functions. I’ve received huge compliments for them. So, when I took up the show, I told the producers that I wanted her to work on my look,” says Gupta, who plays a doting mother-in-law in the daily that starts in the last week of the month.
“Masaba has combined various colours and patterns keeping my character in mind. I play a Maharashtrian upper middle class lady, who is a doctor by profession. Her son weds an orphan whom she supports like she would support her own daughter. Of course there will be a twist like there is in every show,” she adds.
Wouldn’t she like to have a similar mother-in-law for her daughter? “Of course,” says Gupta. “It would be a dream come true. My saasuma is so loving. Whenever I visit Delhi, she makes everything that I like to eat. Our bond is so strong despite the fact that I wedded her son when I was nearing 50.”
Gupta is also looking for a place for her daughter to open her designer store in the city: “We’ve been searching for a premise for a while now. We’re not sure, but if we find it over the next one month, her store will open before the year closes. Meanwhile, she works from home for her clients,” she adds.